Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course GEM002F valid from Spring 2016

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  • The aim of the course is to introduce the participants to ideas about higher education teaching issues, thus preparing them for taking decisions in teaching that benefit students’ learning. An additional aim of the course is to provide the participants with a foundation for further professional development as a teacher in higher education.
  • The student in higher education, learning, forms of teaching, communication and feedback, examination, evaluation, the university lecturer and teaching qualifications.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to explain fundamental concepts of teaching and learning in higher education
    be able describe how learning is supported in higher education
    demonstrate knowledge of core values and regulations within Swedish higher education.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to reflect on common aspects of education (such as forms of teaching, examination, evaluation, teaching qualifications etc.) on the basis of reading and experience
    be able to analyse, discuss and develop teaching in their own subjects with the support of theories and collegial discussions.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • demonstrate willingness to engage in collegial discussions on teaching
    demonstrate openness towards alternative forms of teaching.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Project
  • The course starts with a week of five full days in which lectures are combined with group exercises and individual work. This is followed by a group project, which is to be reported 3–5 weeks later (the total workload of the project work is about a week per participant), and an individual reflection assignment.
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities, completed assignments during the scheduled activities, passed the project work and the individual reflection assignment, including attendance at the feedback and reporting sessions.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • To be admitted to the course, participants must normally have a first-cycle degree.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • The applicants with the earliest admittance dates to the PhD studies are given priority. When the course is taught in English, priority is given to doctoral students with native languages other than Swedish.
  • Elmgren, M. & Henriksson, A.: Universitetspedagogik. Studentlitteratur, 2010. ISBN 9789144095202.
    Elmgren, M. & Henriksson, A.: Academic Teaching. Studentlitteratur, 2014. ISBN 9789144101019.
Further Information
  • Doctoral students who teach at first or second cycle level must have completed an introductory course in teaching and learning in higher education, or acquired an equivalent qualification. All doctoral students must be offered at least two weeks of education in teaching and learning in higher education, in accordance with the decision of the Board of Lund University, reg. no Dnr LS 2010/771.
    The course is identical to and given together with GB_A02.
Course code
  • GEM002F
Administrative Information
  •  -11-20
  • FN1/FN2/FN3

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